"Safeguarding the industry"

NMTFFounded in 1899 as the National Market Traders Federation, the NMTF incorporated in July 2016 to become NMTF Ltd. We are the only national trade association for market and street traders, events retailers and mobile caterers in the UK.

The NMTF has over 20,000 members who trade on markets, festivals, fairs and shows across the entire country. Through membership, we provide them with liability protection, expert advice and special deals from select suppliers.

Markets are great platforms to start a lean business. With low overheads, flexible working hours and a position in the heart of many communities – markets put businesses face to face with their potential customers and locate entrepreneurs at the coal face of selling.

Through initiatives such as Taster Membership and the National Youth Market, the NMTF works closely with market operators all over the UK to support entrepreneurs to set out their stalls and launch businesses on their local markets.

We are also a Referral Partner with Start Up Loans UK, a goverment-backed scheme that offers access to finance and mentoring to businesses with less than 12 months of trading experience.

Working with key partner, DWP, we encourage our members to offer work experience placements, which encourage school-leavers and young jobseekers all over the UK to work for market traders.

We also takes an active role in developing skills of new and existing market traders. Traders who have completed business support programmes, NMTF First and NMTF 400, report more sales, increased turnover and continued growth.

But we don't stop there.

The NMTF represents our members interests nationally and runs a programme to recognise and support local groups of traders.

Members can join our Executive Board to have a real say on how our organisation is run - ensuring that the NMTF is run by its members for its members. 

Membership of the NMTF starts from £140 per year for a sole trader. Join us today!



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